Train to Busan Remake Titled ‘Last Train to New York’

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The American remake of the South Korean zombie movie Train to Busan will reportedly be called Last Train to New York, which reveals some ideas on how the American producers plan on localizing the hit zombie film.

Tucked away in a story about an upcoming reboot of the 1992 Steven Seagal action vehicle Under Siege, Deadline revealed that Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto will direct the Train to Busan remake called Last Train to New York.

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While there were no other details about the remake, the new name at least gives us a destination. And knowing it’s a remake, we’re able to paint an outline of the plot ourselves.

In the original Train to Busan, the film starred a father and daughter pair traveling to Busan from Seoul by train. Unfortunately, a zombie outbreak traps the two and their fellow passengers on a one-way train ride to hell as they’re forced to fend off zombies within the confines of a high-speed rail.

Depending on how closely the American remake follows this plot, Last Train to New York will seemingly change the destination to New York City. Since it takes about three hours to get from Seoul to Busan by train a similar route in the United States means our heroes could be traveling from Washington D.C. or Boston, which takes four hours.

Or who knows, the producers could pick anywhere else and pretend the United States has a high-speed rail system.

Tjanjanto is a talented action and horror director behind films like The Night Comes for Us and May the Devil Take You, making him a good pick for a Train to Busan remake. However, the original is also great in its own right and IGN ranked it 11 in our top 31 Modern Horror Movies.

Check out IGN’s review of the Train to Busan sequel, Peninsula, a lesser follow-up to the tight and more terrifying predecessor.

Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.





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